Wednesday, December 03, 2008

A Day of Sharing Song


















Enigma's song, Silence Must Be Heard has been one of my favorite songs for quite a long time.  I frequently paint while listening to Enigma and the painting above (30"x40") is my homage to Silence Must Be Heard.  Oddly enough, the painting sold to a couple years ago to a musician.  I say oddly because it struck me as ironic that a song about silence would sell to a musician.  But perhaps he thought it odd that an artist would use sheet music in a mixed media painting.   Anyhoo, I am proud to say that Chris Anderson of Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes bought the piece for his New York home.    Chris was not even familiar with the group Enigma, but he was very intrigued by the piece and it's meaning.  

Click here if you would like to hear the song plus see a cool video. 
And here are the lyrics for you to ponder:

Silence Must Be Heard

Look into the others eyes, many frustrations
Read between the lines, no words just vibrations
Don't ignore hidden desires
Pay attention, you're playing with fire
Silence must be heard, noise should be observed
The time has come to learn, that silence...
Silence must be heard
Or diamonds will burn, friendly cards will turn
Cause silence has the right to be heard
People talk too much for what they have to say
Words without a meaning, just fading away
Silence must be heard, noise should be observed
The time has come to learn, that silence...
Silence must be heard
Or diamonds will burn, friendly cards will turn
Cause silence has the right to be heard

Click on over to The Poetic Eye to see what other people have posted on their blogs.  And thanks again, LK, for a brilliant idea.

2 comments:

  1. That's a gorgeous painting. I like your story for it too. I have a background in music and I remember being taught that silence is just as important as the notes. It's exciting when someone senses the layers of a piece on a subconcious level.

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  2. This is beautiful art you are doing! I understand that Chris Anderson, who is known for some exceptional good taste got attracted to it! If you just listen to his horn arrangements on Southside Johnny's "Into the Harbor" or "Going to Jukesville". Especially when Chris does use the Fluegelhorn, is does give you some goosebumps...

    Keep up your great work!

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